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Christopher Bonilla, 13, killed and Joselyne Torres, 9, injured when school bus struck by train at Cream Level Road crossing in Athens, Texas

Modified Date: 
Wed, 11/30/2022 - 3:09pm
Accident Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

1 child killed, 1 hurt in Texas train-bus collision

A boy was killed Friday when a train collided with a school bus in Athens, Texas, according to a Facebook post from the Athens Independent School District.

‘Horrible Tragedy’: 13-Year-Old Killed, Young Girl Critically Injured In East Texas School Bus Crash With Train

According to the investigation, police said the bus was heading southbound on Cream Level Road (often times referred to as Wofford Street) and had come to a stop, but then continued to drive across the tracks directly in front of the train.

Hundreds In North Texas Buy Athens Gear To Support Crash Victims

Customers snapped up hoodies, shirts and sweatshirts to wear Monday in Bonilla’s honor.

Texas School Bus Driver John Stevens Indicted For Criminally Negligent Homicide In Bus-Train Crash

The man behind the wheel of an Athens ISD school bus when it crashed in January killing a middle school student on board, was arrested and indicted for criminally negligent homicide and injury to a child.

School Bus Driver Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Crash That Killed 13-Year-Old Student In Athens

During an arraignment Wednesday, Stevens’ attorney said the 78-year-old pled not guilty to the charges against him. His next court appearance is scheduled for September 9.

Family Of 13-Year-Old Killed In School Bus/Train Collision Files Lawsuit Against Union Pacific

Attorney Chip Brooker said Union Pacific ignored the obvious dangers and it was “only a matter of time before someone died” at the Wofford Street crossing.

Type: Bus Accident
People Involved: 
Christopher Bonilla
Joselyne Torres
John Stevens
Athens, TX

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